'''The Burlington Fine Arts Club''' (established 1866; dissolved 1952) was a London gentlemen's club
based at 17 Savile Row
The club had its roots in the informal ''Fine Arts Club'', a gathering of amateur art enthusiasts that met in Marlborough House
in 1856, moving to South Kensington
from 1857. In 1866 they formalised the new club, although informal meetings under the ''Fine Arts Club'' banner continued to be held separately until 1874, using the ''Burlington'' as its base.
The original ''Burlington'' clubhouse occupied the upper three floors of 177 Piccadilly
from 1866 until 1869, when the club moved to its Savile Row premises, where it remained for the rest of its existence. The club aimed to evoke the atmosphere of a typical gentlemen's club for those interested in art, as well as to provide a showcase for amateur artists. Part of the clubhouse doubled as a regular exhibition venue, the location having been selected for its proximity...